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You Can’t Go Home Again: Employee’s Telework Accommodation Unreasonable, Seventh Circuit Rules Blog Disability, Leave and Health Management Blog

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) did not fail to accommodate a disabled lawyer by rejecting her request to work from home and offering alternative accommodations instead, the Seventh Circuit ruled in Yochim v. Carson , No. 18-3670 (7th Cir. Aug. 15, 2019) . Affirming summary judgment, the Court held that the employee’s telework request was unreasonable on its face. Background Yochim worked as a lawyer for HUD for over two decades. Throughout the majority of Yochim’s tenure, HUD had a flexible […]

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